Monday, July 7, 2014

Get Lost With Krista Ames!

Happy Monday, folks! I'm back with another awesome author for you! Please help me welcome Krista Ames to our site!
 

WHO IS KRISTA?

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan.  She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours.    Krista is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy.  With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household. 
Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished.  She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world. 
She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime at krista@kristaames.com or visit her at http://www.kristaames.com   or http://www.apassionforromance.blogspot.com.
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THE STORY
Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for Harper Donaldson it’s just another day.  Orphaned at an early age, she doesn’t have a single good memory of Christmas.

But, when a Santa’s Mailbox mysteriously appears in the lobby of the post office where she works as postmistress, Harper wonders what it could hurt to send her own letter to Santa.

Could he bring her the family she’d always wanted?

EXCERPT
I really didn’t think our meeting went that bad yesterday.

Except, she still hadn’t shown up and he’d made sure to drop the note off plenty early, too. No way Mrs. Whiddamore wouldn’t give it to her. She just didn’t seem the type.

“Hey, sugar, how about you let me warm up that coffee? It’s gonna be a chunk of brown ice pretty soon.” Not bothering to wait for his approval, Bonnie grabbed the cup, plopped a fresh one down in front of him, and filled it with more of the steaming brew.

“Thanks. Guess it’s just not holding my interest today.”

“Are you sure I can’t get you anything else, —a piece of pie, maybe?”

“No, it’s okay, I’m kind of waiting on someone. You know, like a late lunch date.”
 
Her jaw dropped in surprise, but within seconds she again became the bubbly flirtatious waitress he was used to.

“Well, sugar, if you need anything at all, you just give me a shout, okay?” She winked, tapped her red nails on the Formica tabletop and sashayed away.

As Fin picked up the hot cup, someone knocked on the café window.  He glanced up to find his brother standing there, face plastered to the glass. He shook his head.

“I knew I should have gone somewhere else.”



AND NOW....
Alexa: How often to you get lost in a story?
Krista:  Oh gosh, every time or as often as I can, whether it be in reading or writing.  I think it’s my favorite thing about books, being able to get lost in them.  Takes me away from my own day to day grind, even for an hour or two.
 
Alexa: What’s the first book you remember reading?  
Krista:  The first romance book that I read that virtually hooked me into this genre was a Linda Lael Miller book.  She writes fantastic westerns and that pretty much sealed the deal for me.  I then went in search of every book she’d ever written.

Alexa: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Krista:  My favorite cartoon is Scooby Doo so Scooby and Shaggy share the top billing of my favorite character!

Alexa: What turns you off like nothing else?
Krista:  hmm that’s a good question.  As far as appearances go (talking men here) that would be a beard.  I guess I don’t have anything against them, my dad had one for as long as I can remember but as far as getting me all giddy and hot, that’s totally not it lol.  The other thing would be a man calling me DEAR.  I despise that word as my ex used it often.

Alexa: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
Krista:  That’s an easy one…it’s my hubby.  He came to me after I’d taken my children and left a failing marriage.  He treats me all the ways I always wanted and thought a wife should be treated and he loves my children.  Plus he lets me be a stay-at-home mom and author.

Alexa: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
Krista:  Can I say both?  Most of the time I’m in for the fairy tale but I also like a good action adventure as long as it has a happy for now or happily ever after ending.

Alexa: What sound or noise do you love?
Krista:  I love the sound of my children giggling.

 Alexa: What was the first story you remember writing?
Krista:  The first story I remember writing was actually a series I started before I was ever published so I’m guessing maybe at most, 2006.  It was a series that centered around my 2 sisters and I.  I can’t even imagine how awful that thing is.  I even got to about 40,000 words but I haven’t looked at it in years.

I might be a bit different from a lot of other authors out there in that I didn’t start writing when I was super young.  When I was in school, I hated to read.  Mainly because it was homework and that’s how I looked at all reading.  Even in high school, I would get the CliffNotes (remember those yellow notebook things? lol)versus reading the book.  For heaven sake, I passed my senior English class with a D- because I refused to do an oral book report.  Yeah, I was one of those kids. lol.

Alexa: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Krista:  I have lots of ‘favorite’ movies but the one I’ve been watching since childhood without it ever getting old is The Wizard of Oz.

Alexa: What’s your favorite kind of story to get lost in?
Krista:  Romance all the way, with a happily ever after, a must!

Alexa: Krista, thanks for spending time with us today. Folks, Krista has a great giveaway for you so be sure to jump in!



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6 comments:

  1. Welcome to GLIAS Krista !
    Great luck to you with your books !
    ~Angi

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    1. Thanks so much Angi ! It's great to be here :)

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  2. Hi, Krista! Love the interview, but you had me at Christmas and Santa.

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    1. Thanks Vicki, i feel the same way about Christmas :)

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  3. Fun interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  4. Thanks bn100, and thanks for stopping by !!

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